Community First (COFI) is an indigenous NGO registered under the Uganda National Bureau for NGOs. It was founded in 2017 by a development practitioner, Mr. Bruno Naho & Mrs. Judith Manano, a social worker. COFI exists to serve marginalized and vulnerable communities in Uganda. Our current target community of engagement is the Somali Urban refugee community living within Kampala. Our engagements with the communities are primarily operational and advocacy, designed to aid a holistic transformation of vulnerable communities into thriving and self-sufficient groups socially, economically, and psycho-socially. Our involvement with the community is research-based, informing the design and implementation of various programs in collaboration with the communities.
Transformed communities, empowered to support themselves and improve their lives
COFI exists to engage communities to establish their own needs and empower them to improve their lives
To establish the crucial needs of vulnerable & marginalized communities.
To empower communities to improve the livelihoods of their members.
To advocate for these communities and link them to crucial services they lack.
To help integrate the community members as active contributors to the larger societies they live in.
Our Core Values
Meet Our Team
Philip OnenExecutive Director
Tinze RoseCounselling and Wellbeing Coordinator
Derrick AkampaSkilling and Livelihood Coordinator